🇺🇸 US Marines fighting in the streets of Seoul, Korea. September 20, 1950. [Photo by: Lt. Robert L. Strickland and Cpl. John Romanowski. (Army)
NARA FILE #: 111-SC-351392] #history #koreanwar #usmc #marines #korea #seoul
🇺🇸 An US Marine mortar team shelling a Japanese position somewhere in the Pacific, date unknown; note the near-verticle angle of the M1 Mortar barrel and the M1 Carbine. [ww2dbase] #history #ww2 #wwii #usmc #marines
Red Army infantry disembarking from T-34’s on the East Front. Location and date unknown to me. #history #wwii #ww2 #tanks #guns #russia
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My favorite quote, and one so very applicable for today: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing” ~ Edmund Burke … Thank you for raising your right hand and taking that vow. Thank you for all who came before, and for all who will come after. Happy Veterans Day. *a little throwback to my first Afghanistan vacay. This just before they destroyed me in a snowball fight #thankavet
USMC Chief Warrant Officer John Frederick Jr. A Marines Corps veteran of three wars, Frederick Jr. died while in North Vietnamese captivity in 1972.
During World War II, Frederick Jr. served as a tail gunner for TBF and TBM carrier bombers in the Pacific Theater. Once World War II ended, he remained in Asia and participated in missions in China during their communist takeover. During the Korean War, Frederick Jr. spent the first year of the war as an Airborne Intercept Operator. After the war, he was stationed in Cherry Point, North Carolina., then Patuxent River, Maryland as part of a Marine detachment working on the F4H-1 Phantom II project. He finally returned to Cherry Point, North Carolina until the outbreak of the Vietnam War.
On December 1, 1965, Frederick Jr. deployed to Vietnam. On December 7, 1965, his plane was shot down on his return to Da Nang Air Base following a night-time escort mission. Frederick Jr. survived the plane crash, but he sustained multiple injuries and was taken as a prisoner of war. His time as a prisoner of war came to symbolize his dedication to the United States. He refused to give in to his captors’ threats or coercions despite the consequences he faced.
In 1972, Frederick Jr. contracted Japanese meningitis B and fell into a coma. His captors transported him to a Hanoi Hospital but Frederick Jr. likely died on the way. His body was returned home on March 13, 1974. [Source: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund] #history #usmc #marines #pow #ww2 #vietnamwar #koreanwar
Horses employed by the German Army towing a 7.5 cm le.IG 18 infantry gun, Poland, Sep 1939 [ww2dbase / Bundesarchiv / Bild 183-S54817] #history #wwii #ww2
German soldiers taken prisoner in Alsace-Lorraine under the escort of soldiers of the 75th Infantry Division of the US Army. [Histomil] #history #ww2 #tanks #usarmy #army #wwii
American ships USS Alfred and USS Providence, commanded by John Paul Jones and Hoysted Hacker respectively, captured the British transport ship HMS Mellish off Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on November 12, 1776. At the time of her capture, the Mellish had been en route to Quebec to deliver thousands of winter uniforms to Captain Christopher Carleton’s troops stationed there. The uniforms were instead be used by George Washington’s men. [Caption via Google Arts & Culture / Artist unknown]
🇹🇷 Ottoman Turkish cavalry at Istanbul during the early years of World War One. (1914-15) #history #ww1 #wwi #turkey